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A ‘shy, talented drawer’ – mourner remembers friend lost in Japan...

By Tim Kelly and Sam Nussey KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) – The two men, friends since high school, were in touch on social media a week...

Suspected Japan arsonist a reclusive, quarrelsome gamer, neighbor says

By Naomi Tajitsu OMIYA, Japan (Reuters) – The man suspected of killing 34 people in an arson attack in Japan lived alone, hundreds of kilometers...

Wildfires hit central Portugal, 1,000 firefighters mobilized

LISBON (Reuters) – More than 1,000 firefighters battled three blazes sweeping across central Portugal early on Sunday, prompting authorities to partially evacuate a village...

Migrants hurt in North Macedonia after driver jumps from moving truck

SKOPJE (Reuters) – Police in North Macedonia said on Saturday that 34 Afghan migrants have been injured in a highway accident after the driver...

Vehicles plow into crowd at UK car club meet injuring 17

LONDON (Reuters) – Seventeen people were injured after two cars collided and plowed into spectators at a weekly meeting of a car club in...

Animation fans lay flowers, pay respects at Japan studio ravaged by...

By Tim Kelly KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) – Animation fans and Kyoto residents gathered at the site of Japan’s worst mass killing in 18 years on...

Minor earthquake hits Mexico City: Reuters witness

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A minor earthquake struck Mexico City on Thursday, shaking tall buildings in the metropolis, though with no immediate reports of...

Ukraine agrees prisoner swap with pro-Russian separatists: official

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine and Russia have agreed a prisoner swap expected to involve a total of 277 people taken captive in the conflict...

Bangladesh floods worsen after breach, death toll nears 100 in India

By Serajul Quadir and Zarir Hussain DHAKA/GUWAHATI, INDIA (Reuters) – One of Bangladesh’s main rivers breached an embankment, flooding a northern district and forcing thousands...

Several feared dead in fire at Japan animation studio

TOKYO (Reuters) – Several people are feared dead after a fire at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday and...
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